kacy & clayton


CARRYING ON (2019)

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Carrying On Album Announcement Press Release

KACY & CLAYTON RETURN WITH CARRYING ON, PRODUCED BY WILCO’S JEFF TWEEDY, OCTOBER 4th, 2019 VIA NEW WEST RECORDS

FALL TOUR WITH RAY LAMONTAGNE, THE PILGRIMAGE MUSIC & CULTURAL FESTIVAL ANNOUNCED

FLOOD MAGAZINE PREMIERES “CARRYING ON” TODAY

Kacy & Clayton are set to return with Carrying On via New West Records on October 4th, 2019.  The 10-song set was produced by Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy and recorded by Tom Schick at The Loft, Wilco’s recording studio & rehearsal space in Chicago, IL. Carrying On follows the international acclaim for their previous records Strange Country (which Q Magazine called “A beautiful album that nudges a classic past into a brave future”) and 2017’s The Siren’s Song (described by Uncut as “Ageless and beguiling. A classic record for this or any other time.”).

The music Kacy & Clayton make is inextricable from where they grew up.  The second cousins sing about the kind of people you’d find in Wood Mountain, Saskatchewan (population very few).  The hills, barns, and remoteness of the area are in these songs, with a bittersweet acknowledgement that this music has taken them far from home.  Their sound is equal parts homespun, coming from a family and community where playing music is an ever present part of social gatherings, and the rare country, blues, and English folk rock they obsess over and collect.  It’s an arresting amalgamation of psychedelic folk, English folk revival and the ancestral music of Southern Appalachia. For Carrying On, Clayton cites as influences: Bobbie Gentry’s Delta Sweete, Hoyt Axton’s My Griffin Is Gone, Cajun fiddle music, and the steel guitar of Ralph Mooney, who played on many of the records that defined the Bakersfield country music scene of the 1950s.  Sixties psych has also woven its way into these new songs; Kacy enjoys telling people that they live 250km from the mental hospital that coined the term “psychedelic.”

Of Carrying On, Jeff Tweedy said "When I first heard Kacy and Clayton, I was struck by how much detail and nuance they had absorbed from what sounded like a large swath of my record collection. When I told them that they were as good as the artists they were drawing from, I’m not sure they believed me. On this record I don’t hear those influences as much as I hear them taking the things they love so intimately and telling their own story. I think they’re a truly great band.”

Today, Flood Magazine has premiered the album’s title track, “Carrying On," stating "The album is a beautiful reflection of Tweedy's sentiments, with the Wilco frontman's vast production skills emphasizing the timeless quality of the band's music."  Hear it HERE.   

Having toured almost nonstop for the last two years, Carrying On was conceived and honed on the road and recorded immediately after a jaunt across Western Canada, mostly as live takes with the minimum of overdubs.  The songs having been tried and tested before audiences each night with Kacy & Clayton offering, “This album has, by far, the most intense and confident performances we’ve ever done on record and I hope that intensity will be felt by the listener.”  

Kacy & Clayton have also announced a Fall tour supporting Ray LaMontagne beginning October 11th in Providence, RI.  Prior to the release of Carrying On, they will support Colter Wall throughout the month of May, and will also appear at the Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival in September alongside Foo Fighters, The Killers, and more.  (Please see all dates below).

Carrying On will be available on compact disc, across digital retailers, Standard Black Vinyl, Pink Marbled Vinyl exclusively available at Independent Retailers, and hand-poured colored vinyl with every copy unique available now for pre-order directly from New West Records.  

Kacy & Clayton Carrying On Track Listing:
1. The Forty-Ninth Parallel
2. Carrying On
3. High Holiday
4. In A Time Of Doubt
5. Intervention
6. Mom and Dad’s Waltz #2
7. Providence Place
8. The South Saskatchewan River
9. Spare Me Over One More Year
10. That Sweet Orchestra Sound

Kacy & Clayton On Tour:
May 8th - Asbury Park, NJ - Wonder Bar #
May 9th - Ardmore, PA - The Ardmore Music Hall #
May 10th - Morgantown, WV - 123 Pleasant Street
May 11th - Knoxville, TN - Pretentious Beer Co.
May 14th - Nashville, TN - City Winery
May 15th - Louisville, KY - Headliners Music Hall #
May 16th - Bloomington, IN - The Bluebird #
May 17th - Peoria, IL - Monarch Music Hall #
May 18th - St. Louis, MO - The Ready Room #
May 19th - Kansas City, MO - Madrid Theatre #
May 22nd - Tulsa, Ok - Cain’s Ballroom #
July 27th - Division No. 2, Canada - Gateway Festival
September 6th - Sisters, OR - Sisters Folk Festival
September 21st - Franklin, TN - Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival
October 11th - Providence, RI - Providence Performing Arts Center *
October 12th - Boston, MA - The Wang Theatre *
October 13th - Philadelphia, PA - Metropolitan Opera House *
October 15th - North Bethesda, MD - Music Center at Strathmore *
October 16th - Baltimore, MD - Modell Performing Arts Center at The Lyric *
October 18th - Charlotte, NC - Ovens Auditorium *
October 19th - Atlanta, GA - Fox Theatre *
October 20th - Asheville, NC - Thomas Wolfe Auditorium *
October 22nd - Akron, OH - Akron Civic Theatre *
October 23rd - Detroit, MI - Fox Theatre *
October 25th - Chicago, IL - Chicago Theatre *
October 26th - Chicago, IL - Chicago Theatre *
October 27th - Indianapolis, IN - The Murat Theatre at Old National Centre *
October 29th - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium *
October 30th - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium *
November 1st - Houston, TX - Jones Hall *
November 2nd - Austin, TX - ACL Live at the Moody Theatre *
November 3rd - Dallas, TX - Music Hall at Fair Park *
November 5th - Kansas City, MO - Uptown Theater *
November 6th - Kansas City, MO - Uptown Theater *
November 9th - Denver, CO - Paramount Theatre *
November 10th - Denver, CO - Paramount Theatre *
November 12th - Salt Lake City, UT - Delta Hall at Eccles Theater *
November 14th - Spokane, WA - Fox Theatre Spokane *
November 15th - Portland, OR - Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall *
November 16th - Seattle, WA - The Moore Theatre *
November 17th - Seattle, WA - The Moore Theatre *
November 19th - Oakland, CA - Fox Theater *
November 22nd - Los Angeles, CA - Orpheum Theatre *
November 23rd - Los Angeles, CA - Orpheum Theatre *

# with Colter Wall
* with Ray LaMontagne

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For more information, please contact:

Brady Brock | New West Records | 615-385-4777


The siren's song (2017)

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KACY & CLAYTON TO RELEASE THE SIREN’S SONG, PRODUCED BY WILCO’S JEFF TWEEDY, VIA NEW WEST RECORDS THIS FRIDAY, AUGUST 18

FULL ALBUM NOW STREAMING AT ALLMUSIC

THE BOOT PREMIERES “THIS WORLD HAS SEVEN WONDERS

“Clayton Linthicum causes the same maddening ecstasy as a guitar player that his second cousin Kacy Anderson does as a singer, his wild spontaneity bursting against her eerie stoicism.”–The Milk Carton Kids

NASHVILLE, TN (August 16, 2017) – Kacy & Clayton are set to return with The Siren’s Song via New West Records this Friday, August 18th, 2017. The 9-song set was produced by Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy and recorded by Tom Schick at Wilco’s The Loft in Chicago, IL. The Siren’s Song is the follow up to their acclaimed 2015 New West Records debut Strange Country, and for the first time incorporates full, electric band arrangements. Their sound is an arresting amalgamation of psychedelic folk, English folk revival and the ancestral music of Southern Appalachia. Now rounded out by Mike Silverman on drums and percussion & Shuyler Jansen on bass, The Siren’s Song encompasses their 60’s and 70’s Folk and Traditional Country influences, but also introduces a new emphasis on groove. A full stream of the album can be heard now exclusively at AllMusic, who notes that the duo “delivers endless melody and effortless cool.” Listen HERE. Previously, The Boot premiered the album track “This World Has Seven Wonders,” calling it “a perfect example of Kacy & Clayton’s mix of Appalachian sounds and psychedelic folk. The melody wouldn’t have sounded at all out of place among 1970s folk-pop hits, and Kacy Anderson’s vocals have a slightly wispy, light quality to them.” Read more HERE. The Siren’s Song will be available on vinyl, compact disc, digitally and can be pre-ordered now HERE. Kacy & Clayton are on tour now with more North American dates to be announced soon (please see below for full tour details).

American Songwriter recently premiered the “darkly amusing” video for The Siren’s Song “transfixing” new track, “Just Like A Summer Cloud,” HERE. Director Nakasone Folk comments that the clip “attempts to conjure that tragic feeling of wanting for someone who seems so close but in the end is beyond our reach.” Rolling Stone Country initially announced the record with the video for the first single “The Light of Day,” which can be seen HERE, praising, “With production from Tweedy, ‘The Light of Day’ finds the duo morphing into full-band territory, giving their sound a less pastoral, more psychedelic sheen along the lines of Gram Parson’s Grievous Angel, Buffalo Springfield or Sir Douglas Quintet if Linda Perhacs was at the wheel, with Anderson’s voice leaping from a sweet mountain warble to full-on Grace Slick belt.” In a follow up piece, they also premiered the album track “A Lifeboat,” adding, “‘A Lifeboat’ is a spare, more subdued companion piece to the rollicking predecessor ‘The Light of Day,’ but it complements that song's domestic anxiety and its sinister music video. Working with Tweedy has likely helped expand the band's musical palette.”

Kacy & Clayton are second cousins who hail from the Wood Mountain uplands of Southern Saskatchewan, Canada. Their 2015 New West Records debut Strange Country was met with critical acclaim by Q Magazine stating, “Linthicum’s acoustic playing and vocals dovetail perfectly with Anderson’s crystal voice like prime Richard and Linda Thompson.” They also stated, “You’d be forgiven for thinking it was a lost late-’60s Brit-Folk gem,” continuing with “A beautiful album that nudges a classic past into a brave future.” NPR Music also offered, “Ambient textures like cursive strings, washy steel guitar, glistening vibraphone and enveloping reverb frame Kacy & Clayton’s performances...one more way that these two ground their traditional inclinations in the here and now.”

Speaking to Rolling Stone, Kacy offered “Jeff knows so much about recording, music and gear that it’s overwhelming, but we have a lot in common with him in regards to our tastes of production and albums from the Sixties and Seventies,” says Anderson. “It’s pretty inspirational to think that he wakes up every morning and works to advance the folk-country-rock medium constantly, considering he’s already released dozens of great albums. This was very motivating for us recording this album, seeing his dedication in motion.” About its recording, she also states, “We recorded the album live off the floor. A lot of people say they do this, but we actually did and that’s because the Loft is setup to record and play live music. Live music is better. There are mistakes on the record, nothing was scrutinized to the point of repulsion.”

The Siren’s Song Track Listing:
1. The Light Of Day
2. Just Like A Summer Cloud
3. Cannery Yard
4. A Lifeboat
5. White Butte Country
6. A Certain Kind Of Memory
7. This World Has Seven Wonders
8. The Siren’s Song
9. Go And Leave Me


"...the front-runner as the year's best album in the Canadian-British-Americana country-folk category."- Associated Press

"With Wilco's Jeff Tweedy in the producer's chair, the cousins' bedroom folk was given the full-band treatment, transformed into something bordering on rock music." - Rolling Stone Country

"...some of the freshest sounding folk/country rock that’s been heard in quite a long time."
Vancouver Sun

“...delivers endless melody and effortless cool....” - AllMusic

"Continuing to explore the vast waters of country, folk, and psychedelia, The Siren’s Song is another monumental leap forward for Kacy & Clayton. With a discography that already belies their young age, the future is exceptionally bright for Canada’s finest forward-looking traditionalists." - Aquarium Drunkard

"A heavenly blend of Clayton Linthicum’s trippy guitar melodies with Kacy Anderson’s haunting, filigree vocals are grounded with lyrics about youthful angst and the struggle to know yourself." - No Depression

"The Siren's Song is another compelling chapter in what looks increasingly likely to be the long story of Kacy & Clayton's career." - Exclaim! (8/10 stars)

“Clayton Linthicum causes the same maddening ecstasy as a guitar player that his second cousin Kacy Anderson does as a singer, his wild spontaneity bursting against her eerie stoicism.” - The Milk Carton Kids



TOUR DATES


CONTACTS

Management

Carmen Gill – balanceyxe@gmail.com

Booking (U.S): High Road Touring

Frank Riley – frank@highroadtouring.com

Booking (CAN): Paquin Entertainment

Todd Jordan – todd@paquinartistsagency.com

Booking (UK/Europe): Sedate Bookings

Jair Hoogland – jair@sedate-bookings.com

Radio: New West Records

Joel Habbeshaw – joel@newwestrecords.com

Press (Worldwide): New West Records

Brady Brock – bradybrock@newwestrecords.com

Press (CAN): Nice Marmot PR

Mavis Harris – mavis@nicemarmotpr.com

Press (UK/Europe): But I Like You PR

Lucy Hurst – lucy@butilikeyou.co.uk